Peppermint Box
Gum nuts
Coastal White Mallee
Red Mallee (Eucalyptus oleosa)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Trees
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtle (Myrtaceae)
Species: Red Mallee (Eucalyptus oleosa)
This Photo:     Whole
Other names: Acorn Mallee, Giant Mallee, Oily Mallee, Oleosa Mallee or Straggly Gum

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
I've had a lot of trouble trying to get scenic shots of trees & bushes. My son gave me back my old Fuji Z602 the other day, which I remember fondly. I thought I'd see how it did, and got this magnificent shot of Fred. For an 11 year old, 3Mp camera, it's done really an amazing job. Won't be able to go full screen on these new super res TV's though.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
This is Fred, our biggest Mallee tree.
We have been wanting to id him for a year now and finally he's in flower and we've got it

Most of our Mallee's are so similar it's very hard to tell them apart. But these Giants are more easily distinguished by their size and shape.
However, you still need the caps and nut to be sure.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Jul-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)